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Hostel Port Macquarie, Australia

6 reviews6

Have the time of your life while helping at our hostel next to the beach!

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
6 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
5 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Our hostel is looking for a volunteer to help clean the hostel, house keeping & general maintenance and possible gardening on our quieter days in exchange for accomodation. This normally takes 2-3hrs per day, 6 days a week. Our hostel has a friendly chilled out vibe and is close to town, beautiful beaches & the Koala Hospital. Most of the people who join the team here, do not want to leave!

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  • Beginner English
  • Between 20 and 40 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
28 days

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5 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

6 Meeting international travelers

5 Meeting locals

4 Practicing English

2 Immersing in the local culture



I had a great experience at PMBackpackers: Ben and Monsy care about both the guests and the volunteers and I felt really good helping the hostel. The tasks are easy and I had a lot of free time after finishing them. The hostel has a very welcoming vibe and it's very easy to make friends there. I highly recommend!

29 days ago



I had a great time at PMB! The people are nice and there is always something happening. Monsy and Ben are two of the nicest people I met so far. They always have an open ear and are very flexible and encouraging. The Hostel has a perfect location, only a few hundert meters from the bus stop and the next groceries stores. The facilities are nice and clean. I really enjoyed my time here and would come back any time! It's a great place to get in contact with other travelers! Thank you Ben and Monsy for the nice time I had here. I'll miss y'all!

2 months ago

United States


I absolutely loved working here!! The people and the atmosphere were so welcoming and felt like home away from home. I did sign up for this position thinking I would be making pancakes and ended up just housekeeping - for me it was not an issue at all but just something to make others aware of. I one hundred percent recommend this opportunity!!

3 months ago

Monique replied

Thanks for your kind words Sylvia. Yes unfortunately during COVID and then with staff shortages we were forced to make a stop to our pancake breaky. This aspect has been removed from our profile many months ago now so there will be no more confusion for other volunteers. This position was always pancake cook/cleaner and houskeeping and I understand your disappointment about the pancakes, I do hope you next experience includes making pancakes!



I stayed at the hostel for a month, the city and the hostel are wonderful and the experience itself is even more so. The owners Ben and Monsy are lovely people, available for anything and they helped me a lot during my stay at the hostel, putting me at ease. Ben is so friendly so everyone is included! And at the hostel there are also various activities such as pizza night and pool competitions. One of the best things is that you'll know different people from all over the world and it is fantastic to discuss about cultures! I never thought I could feel like home so far from my home, just do it

5 months ago



This hostel and the people in it became like a second home to me. I immediately felt welcome and comfortable and I wish I'd never have to leave. Ben and Monsy also took their time to show us around the hostel and always make sure you're alright and feeling comfortable. It truly is my home away from home! I can't wait to be back and do it all over again, I love and miss these guys heaps!!!

6 months ago

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